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Virtual Event: Workplace Health & Employee Wellbeing for Government

Creating Healthy Workplace Models in Today’s Challenging Environment

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Start: 12:00pm ET / 9:00am PT

Agenda Overview:

It would be an understatement to say that 2020 dramatically changed the way we work. Many more of us are working from home, technology is playing an increasing role in our lives, and balancing work, life and wellbeing has become a significant challenge.

Where working from home wasn’t an option, safety became the number one priority, creating an urgent need to quickly reassess, build resilience and introduce new compliance metrics to ensure health and wellbeing.

As we adjust to the new normal, there has emerged a need to redesign Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) systems to ensure the boundaries of the ‘workplace’ extend to support changing ways of working and to focus on more than compliance and risk, with experience and health key.

As a driver of productivity and efficiency many organizations are pivoting their focus towards employee experience to encourage best scenario outcomes for their department and their citizens. Public Sector Network’s Workplace Health & Employee Wellbeing for Government virtual event, which brings together WHS and employee experience leaders to share strategies for building a healthy workplace in today’s environment.

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Key Takeaways:

Explore best practice approaches to WHS and employee wellbeing that will help your department drive productivity and efficiency

Delve into the trends, tools and priorities shaping next generation workplaces and modern ways of working

Discuss the drivers of employee experience and strategies to encourage this in the ‘new normal’

Learn how to redesign safety management to best support your workforce in 2021 and beyond

Event Speakers:

Jody Young

Jody Young

Assistant Deputy Minister
Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development

Heather DiPenta

Heather DiPenta

Director Integrity and Well-being
Canada Revenue Agency

Janet Ashfield

Janet Ashfield

Manager Human Resources, Labour Relations and Health and Safety
City of Markham

Meghan Provost

Meghan Provost

Executive Director, Corporate Services
Polar Knowledge Canada

Mario Baril

Mario Baril

Ombudsman Mental Health and Employee Well-Being
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Alexis Ford-Ellis

Director, Workplace Wellbeing & Mental Health - Knowledge Circle for Indigenous Inclusion
Canadian Heritage

Janet Mannella

Vice President of Operations
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

Katherine Wishart

Katherine Wishart

Manager Employee Health and Safety
The Regional Municipality of York

Rob Hallsworth

Chief Operating Officer
Rillea Technologies Inc.

Event Partners:


Interested in sponsoring? Contact Mike Lefrank by phone (1-647-215-0659) or email (

Agenda Highlights:

12:05pm ET / 9:05am PT
Chair Opening
12:20pm / ET 9:20am PT
Opening Keynote: Building Resiliency to Ensure Employee Safety and Wellbeing
12:35pm ET / 9:35am PT
Government Case Study: Spotlight on Mental Health in the Workplace
12:50pm ET / 9:50am PT
Government Keynote: Wellness – An Indigenous Perspective
1:05pm ET / 9:05am PT
Government Keynote: Key Considerations for Hybrid Workplace Models
1:20pm ET / 10:20am PT
Refreshment Break
1:25pm ET / 10:25am PT
Panel Session: Top Tips for Managing Employee Health and Wellbeing in Decentralized, Distributed or Work-from-Home Environments
2:15pm ET / 11:15am PT
Closing Remarks and End of Session


Complimentary to attend

For public sector only

Online event